The time is again upon us for the years biggest security conference event – Black Hat Vegas, USA. The folks at Black Hat have prepared a stellar week of great trainings and cutting edge briefings.
A great start for our EDB DEV group. Last week we dug into some published HP vulnerabilities, and came out with 3 exploits which were published this week. Our highlight this week is an awesome writeup about a OSX ROP Exploit case study by didn0t. Check it out!
Several people have been asking for instructions on updating hard drive installs of BackTrack – here’s a quick set of commands to upgrade your BackTrack machine – and prepare the kernel sources – for example VMWare tools or VirtualBox tools kernel module compilations.
Last night we moved a new kernel package (2.6.34) out of the testing repositories, and into the official ones. This kernel update marks a huge improvement in hardware support and desktop responsiveness. In addition to the kernel, we have added several external wireless drivers – madwifi-ng (ath_pci), broadcom-sta (wl, no injection), r8187 drivers and rt73 k2wrlz drivers.